Students are challenged to develop a consistent theme, design identifiable pieces and create an appropriately sized board. Students learn the steps of a successful design process, from scaled sketches to the final 3D printed chess set.
Students use colors and exaggerated facial expressions to define a persona and create a unique creature. Students use 3D sculpting software to manipulate a digital object as if it were made of clay. Students learn how to develop designs, digitally sculpt and 3D print their creatures.
Students gain experience navigating the design process using 3D printing to test and iterate their designs. Students learn how to create a concept and scaled sketches, and how to solve design problems by continuously assessing and refining designs based on real-world testing.
Students will use computer-aided design, engineering analysis and 3D printing together with hands-on building to create a rocket. The project is designed to prove student proficiency in part modeling, advanced part modeling, drawing theory and assembly modeling.
Students develop their design based on gears, bearings, torque and more, while 3D printing various parts for the car's assembly. Students learn how to create concepts and scaled sketches with accurate measurements, and use computer aided design (CAD) software to 3D print solar car components.